Saturday, 12 July 2014

teacher gifts

Well its that time of year again:) I love the holidays.
 Just thought I'd share these little note holders that I made.
There quick and easy to make. I made all 3 in an afternoon ready for my daughter to give her teachers on the last day of term.

They would make cute gifts for any occasion and can be personalised with a note on the pad :)

I started with a thin wood back and covered it with decorative paper layers, I inked the edges to define and add interest. I used flowers, buttons, washi tape and ribbons to embellish.
You could use thick card instead of wood.
The pad is simply clipped on so it can be replaced by a bulldog clip.

Thanks for looking
Sadie x

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

crop kit and card

Even though I couldn't make it to crop this month. I still got the fab kit and made it at home. With a few differences of course :)


Meeting Ariel at universal studios :)
= magical xx

I flipped the background and used glue and glitter to create drips instead of paint. I also used burst stamps.

 I made this card from the scrap :) and a little bit of washi tape stuck onto card.

Thanks for looking
Sadie x

Monday, 16 June 2014

fathers day cards

Just wanted to share our fathers day cards with you all :)

Firstly I made a box card for my Dad, Husband and Grandad
. I recently learnt how to make these and love them.

I stamped my forever friend design and coloured.

View from the top to see the workings and placement.
Happy Fathers Day
Below is the beautiful card that my daughter hand drew for my husband :)
She's much more talented than me I CAN'T DRAW lol x
and she's fab!!!!

Shirt and Tie
finally the card my 6 yr old made
 I was very impressed as was my husband.
She was so pleased handing it over :)

Family day at the circus.
We had a great evening at the circus recently :)
we even got weed upon by a clowns crying baby lol

The acts were amazing I loved the two trapeze artists xx

Thanks for looking
Sadie x

Monday, 9 June 2014

kick start blog hop

Hi sorry not been blogging for so long. simply haven't had the time to scrapbook resulting in nothing to blog :( but due to a career change have decided to start again ;) Yippeeeee

So here I am........I've been challenged by my great friend Karen Leonard to KICK START my blog by taking part in a blog hop with a difference.
 The idea is to answer a few questions and then pass the baton on to 3 more friends for the following week so it spreads out as it goes week by week... Sounded scary at first but thought I'd give it ago :)

What am I working on?
I'm working on a little mini album for the year 2012, Just a bit behind lol. I'm using scraps that were left over from the monthly Papermaze crop kit that I attend. Waste not want not.

I've made a pocket on the page for each month. filling each with tabbed journaling cards that pull out, relating to things for that month. I have left the page above for a 6x4" photo.

To give me an Idea to start my journaling I used headings "A little something happy" "10 things to remember" "something exciting" "something Fabulous" etc......

                 Just have to finish journaling tags and print pics but I think this give you an idea :)

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Urm...... not sure about this one.
 I create 12x12" standard layouts. I haven't got pots of money so tend to try and get the best value for money by using less expensive and reusable items such as stamps, masks, ink, washi tape, buttons and hand made paper embellishments. I like to paper piece to crate a layout from scraps.
Leaving me money to buy the irresistible papers. I also often gut the papers when layering again getting good value. I tend to by what letters for titles and alter them myself with ink, paint or embossing powder. I also buy clear gems and colour them with my sharpies :)

"BIG Sister"
Here is my most recent LO inspired by the cute verse that I found on pinterest that I had to use as so very true.

I started with card stock that was not the correct size, so taped on a strip of pattern paper with washi tape and went from there. I layered paper hearts on to a doily for embellishment. punched circles of paper and cut in half for the scalloped edge. Mock stitched and doodled with my pens for a quick and simple page :) 

 I also like to hand write my journaling as its quick and I can get it down before I forget. It's also then personal to me the creator of the layout.

Why do I create what I do?
simply to record and create memories for my family to look back on one day. remembering all the good fun times we've had together.
 I'm a creative person and have to let it out one ways or another. My husband often jokes our home is like a gobstopper from the layers of paint applied over the months/years. so he's secretly pleased I found scrapbooking in 2005 :)

How does your creating process work?
I  start with a photo/s I like to scrap multiple photo's as I take lots :) I  scrap by colour and have my stash stored this way to make it easier. If I'm having a non thinking day I like to use a sketch to inspire me. I don't always stick to the sketch as I like to change things and mix it up a bit. Almost feel like I'm breaking the rules which pleases me lots :)

Like I mentioned before I attend a monthly crop, where I meet up with my girls and catch up. There is also a beautiful kit that I always enjoy doing. This often gives me ideas and learn technique not used before. I can't just follow the kit I have to change something " such a rebel" :)

I loved this kit. I was unable to attend crop but still got the kit to do at home :)
I decided to turn the background paper over and used pen for the circle instead of string.

I also made a different style of flowers from punched circles and added the heart embellishment from a left over circle and strips of paper.
I punched and layered my velum to give it a bit of dimension under the photo.
Very similar to the original but with a little difference xx

This was the May kit and I absolutely loved it. The only change I made was the orientation of my photo. very lucky to have such great designers and fab inspiration at papermaze.

  you can check out their blog scrap paper scissors for more inspiration.

Next week it's the turn of  Angel and  Jane Click on the names to visit their blogs... and pop back on Monday 16th June.

Angel is one of my life long friends. She hasn't been posting lately on her blog and agreed to take part in the blog hop to get back into it. However she has faced problems :( and had to create a whole new blog!!!! ( keep looking back as will be updated with all her fab projects soon)  She is a very talented lady she mainly hand paints/pyrography and personalises wooden pieces. Angel is a very caring family orientate person and this shows in her beautiful work.

Here's an example of her amazing work when her blogs fully up and running :)

Jane is an amazing artist who used to be my Art teacher at high school :) she now lives in Florida.
she carves these amazing eggs, draws and makes jewellery that she sells in her Etsy shop jdhandmadedesigns

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to pop back next week to see what Angel and Jane have to share

Thanks for stopping by to look
Sadie x

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

First photos

I've had these school photos of my daughter on my fridge for a couple of years. I decided to scrap them whilst taking part in the scrapology T is for trellis challenge.
I have meaning to take part in one of their challenges for a while and have finally done
 it :)

First photos

 These are my daughters 1st school photos.
I used a kit from paper maze crop but have changed it completely and added a few bits and bobs.

I made the leaves from a heart punch. I doodled on them nipped them in the middle and glued into position. 

Here's the original page :) I didn't attend the crop that month but got a kit from a lovely friend who picked me one up xx 
So I decided not to follow the instructions and did my own thing.

Thanks for looking
Sadie x

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Sisters lay out

Wow can't believe its been so long since I've posted........:(
So much has happened I've started full time work so now spare time is rare. I have done a few projects but not like before full time work took over my life :) I've been busy creating memories and not printing photos and scrap booking so will have lots to scrap in the near future xx
I created this summer Layout yesterday " Sisters " thought I'd share,
Love this photo of my girls was taken a while ago in 2010
close up of title and punched strips detail

Hand made paper rose finished with bling in the middles.
I stamped the swirls in pink ink but wasn't as dark as I hoped so I added detail with a fine pen
to make it stand out.
detail at the top of my page

This is the latest page that I made with my crop kit
My beautiful cat and Daughter back in 2000
Close up of title

Detail for flowers hand cut, inked and layered

Yay my Dad and his Fiancé got married :)
I made the wedding invitations
 they were so pleased with them xx
detail of the bow, keys and bling pin :)
Thanks for looking
Sadie x

Saturday, 13 April 2013

YAY it's CROP DAY :)

 Once a month I get to spend the whole day with my scrappy friends we create, chat and eat cake xxx
at the papermaze crop in Otley
Here's what I created with this months page kit........
Using this weeks sketch from Scrap your story challenge blog
Had this photo of me and my BFF Suey for a couple of years now.
I've been wanting to scrapbook it for a while as not got many photos of us together.
We spend all our time talking and laughing (No time for photos)
when I see this months kit I thought I have the perfect photo :) xx

Here's the sketch I rotated it 180'

Close up of my embellishment cluster

I added a butterfly as I'm wearing one.......:)
2nd embelli cluster


This is my 2nd layout using the kit

I punched the vellum for a detailed soft look

Thanks for looking
Sadie x